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St John's Hospital, Missouri

It is not quite the apocalypse that some were expecting for the weekend, but Joplin, Missouri, was hit with a tornado last night, that has torn the city apart. 

Adding to the recent devastation of New Zealand, Japan and Australia, Joplin is now experiencing planning to recover the city from the storm debris. 

Though the town has had many tornadoes before, residents are claiming that this one is by far the worst, having taken 24 lives so far, and dozens more injured. 

Weather services have explained that Joplin experienced a “direct hit”, where the tornado struck in the dead-centre of the city. 

Tornado alerts and watches still remain, with the forecasted weather still rattling nerves in the destructed town.

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